Many have noted this achievement from a perspective of race and equal rights stemming from the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, if not from earlier circumstances of bigotry, segregation, and slavery.
While this is a historic event of note, your humble Editor-In-Chief: News would just like to point out that like I tried to express in my earlier post (MLKJR, OBAMA, and HISTORY) that I judged the candidate by the content of his character and strongly felt he was the best person for the job, hence casting my vote the way I did last November.
But there is no denying that there are tough times ahead not just for this country, but the world as well.
Yet as President Obama himself said in his Inauguration speech earlier today:
"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of
purpose over conflict and discord.
...What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a
recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves,
our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather
seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the
spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task. "
What lies ahead for all of us still remains shrouded in the mists of the unknown.
But I for one feel that the warmth and light of Hope are both stronger now than they were before.